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PTR Patch Changes and Additions - Artifact Sell Prices Changed, Again
2011/01/25 at 1:15 PM
Today's PTR patch brought only a few class changes, mostly those which were
added to the official patch notes
yesterday. We have the latest spell diffs as well as
values for artifacts in patch 4.0.6! As it was stated in the patch notes:
The sell value of all common artifacts has been doubled, while a small subset of common artifacts have had their sell value increased far beyond that.
This excited many players who were put off by the fact that most
artifacts are currently (basically) worthless. In this latest PTR patch, Blizzard has changed the sell price of many artifacts (yet again), increasing most common artifacts to values well over ! It's also worth mentioning, however, that the
Word of Empress Zoe
(which had many players excited over its previously reported sell value) has had its sell value reduced to . Oh, well.
We've got the latest spell diffs for you guys, as well as
PTR Patch 4.0.6 Notes Updated! JP From Level 85 Normals and more!
2011/01/24 at 2:54 PM
The PTR Patch 4.0.6 notes have been updated yet again, with some
Level-85 dungeon bosses in
Lost City of the Tol'vir
Halls of Origination
each when killed.
The daily Random Dungeon reward on normal difficulty has been increased to
, up from 0
Players no longer need to discover Cataclysm dungeon entrances in order to access them via the Dungeon Finder.
These changes will probably cause a lot of "omg catering to casuals lol" forum rage, but for those of us who
conveniences rather than feeling as though we constantly need to be challenged (such as by having to fly ALL THE WAY to a dungeon entrance to "discover it"), they're definitely welcome changes! Yeah, I get it, it makes things easier but c'mon, get real - it wasn't exactly some huge challenge or marvelous feat in the first place. I haven't even wanted to level my warrior (for whom I wanted to use the Dungeon Finder to victory) just because I don't feel like going to discover al
News Roundup: Blue Posts, World of StarCraft, WoW in the Classroom
2011/01/24 at 1:55 PM
Not a whole lot of
info being provided by Blizzard, but still some interesting Blue posts today and over the weekend! Today's topics include:
Providing Detailed Raid & Dungeon Information In-Game
Using PVP Gear In PVE
Healing Being Hard
Leveling Fast in Outland
In addition, I've found some interesting World of Warcraft-related articles for you guys - one involving the creator of the now-infamous World of StarCraft mod that you guys
may have heard about
and another about a revolutionary "
WoW in School
" program shared between two middle schools! I wish I could have been playing WoW when I was in class... oh well, at least we had
Be sure to check out the full posts and article links after the break!
TankSpot's Guide to Heroic Chimaeron
2011/01/23 at 5:35 PM
's latest Cataclysm raid video guide details the
in Heroic difficulty!
Be sure to check after the break for full video transcript and strategy!
Lunar Festival Guide! (Jan 23 - Feb 13)
2011/01/22 at 5:30 PM
It's that time of year again! The Lunar Festival has come - and we have a
This year, the Lunar Festival runs from
. So far, the event looks to be mostly the same - no new Dungeon Finder boss or anything of that nature.
It's worth mentioning that due to the Cataclysm, some Elder locations have been changed! Most Elders locations have changed only slightly, as they remain in the same general area - it's just that the general area itself may have moved!
We have now updated all 2011 event Elder locations, thanks to our community and a bit of elbow grease (let's hear it for
)! You guys should still feel free make any clarifications in this thread or by contacting us directly at ! As always, we appreciate every bit of feedback provided - after all, we write these guides for
Enjoy the Lunar Festival!
PST - Episode 13
2011/01/21 at 6:36 PM
Any tips for new raid leaders?
What do you think about guild mergers?
Should I change race to increase my DPS?
TankSpot's Guide to Heroic Halfus Wyrmbreaker
2011/01/21 at 4:10 PM
TankSpot's guide to the heroic version of the
encounter is up on the NPC page!
Complete transcript after the break!
News Roundup: Guild Advancement Guide, Ghostcrawler Blog Feedback, Sinestra Kill
2011/01/21 at 12:55 PM
Today's Blizzard posts include a very detailed guide on guilds and the advancement system, some constructive commentary on the idea behind Ghostcrawler's somewhat controversial
Wow, Dungeons Are Hard!
blog and a quick note on
's world first Heroic 25
Check out the full Blizzard posts after the break!
RIFT: Planes of Telara Coverage on ZAM
2011/01/20 at 8:00 PM
So I know there are a number of you out there who are excited for
RIFT: Planes of Telara
. If you're not familiar with it already, we just happen to have a
on the subject!
So naturally, because this game looks awesome, we've got a ton of coverage up on our new ZAM Rift site. We have a brand new
(inspired, of course, by our
), an upcoming
, and to round it out we're giving away
VIP beta keys
to get people into the closed Rift beta events!
Here's all the info:
ZAM's RIFT site
VIP key giveaway
Soul Tree calculator
Go check it out! Remember, the Soul Calculator is still in beta so there may be a bug or two.
Blizzard on Guild Reputation 2: Electric Boogaloo
2011/01/20 at 4:50 PM
Looks like the discussion is heating back up in the guild reputation thread
we reported on
a few days ago. Blizzard poster Bashiok has replied to a few more posts in
, offering more insight into why guild reputation works the way it does and why these restrictions are necessary to prevent abuse. While I definitely agree that proper restrictions should be in place to prevent abuse of the system, I also know that Blizzard is more than capable of implementing changes
Many of you guys had some excellent suggestions to improve the guild reputation system (that guild leader-specified daily quest thing was great!) but sadly there has been no mention of any changes to it in the near future. Oh well, at least I'm almost Revered with my own guild. :(
Check out the latest Blue posts on the topic after the break!
BFF Report - DCUO (part 2)
2011/01/20 at 2:29 PM
So many hoops have been jumped through to make this episode happen, but it was well worth it. Admittedly, superhero games are not very appealing to me, but I do love playing vicariously through the eyes of some rather iconic hero figures: Gizmo Duck, Commander Planet, Black Dyna..wait, what??
Legendary - The WoW Video Podcast - World of Starcraft?
2011/01/19 at 8:28 PM
This week we got our hands on some footage of an incredible SC2 mod called, "World of Starcraft" and it looks like since the show, Activision has ordered that all the trailers be removed from YouTube, a classy move, of course. We also covered the latest PTR changes as well as some silly drama between the top raiding guilds.
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